STEM

Talents of women in space vital ‘to imagine the future’

UNISPACE+50, the fourth conference of the United Nations on the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space, was held in Geneva from the 18th to the 21st of June.  The need for more women and girls to take part in STEM studies - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - was foremost on the minds of many participants, as Fatima E Mendez has been finding out, in our latest UN Gender Focus podcast, from UN News.

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Space science ‘superpowers’ can light the way to success for girls in ‘STEM’ fields, hears UN forum

On its opening day, a major United Nations forum on the peaceful uses of outer space, was issued a clear challenge to break through the so-called “glass ceiling” that prevents women and girls from achieving their full potential; especially in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

UN Gender Focus: Reproductive health, Antigua & Barbuda, and Space for Women

Reproductive health and economic inequalities inextricably linked: UNFPA

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Engineer believes space science will smash the glass ceiling in Nigeria

Could space science and technology be the tool to demolish the “gender ceiling” in Nigeria?

That’s the belief of a woman who was involved in the design and building of four satellites launched by the West African country.

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Astronaut makes UN touchdown for women in space

Back when Astronaut Scott Kelly was a military pilot in the navy, seeing a woman in his class would have been almost as common as “seeing a unicorn.”

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UN Gender Focus: parental leave in Norway, space for women, women’s economic empowerment in Ghana

Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds

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Earth observation technology a tool for women’s empowerment

Earth observation technology can be a tool for women’s empowerment as it provides satellite imagery which can help with environmental monitoring: for example, in agriculture or with tracking infectious diseases.

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UN initiative aims to make ‘Space for Women’

A UN project currently under development aims to ensure women have a place in outer space.

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News in Brief 03 October 2017 (PM)

Scale-up aid to Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh: UN officials

Two senior UN officials are calling for scaled-up assistance to support thousands of people who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over the past six weeks.

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UN Gender Special: Women and Girls in Science

International Day for women in science was “best present”: Iraqi princess

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